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1st European Meeting of Cardiology Practice

16-18 April 2010, Naples, Italy

Private practice cardiologists now have their own European scientific meeting.
The scientific programme of the meeting was organised jointly by the Council for Cardiology Practice and the Italian "Collegio Federativo di Cardiologia". 

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 The Welcome Session was presented by Professors Francesco Fedele (left) and Francesco Romeo (right)

 

 

 

 

ESC Sudden Cardiac Death Guidelines: from theory to the real life?

  

Professor Panos Vardas FESC presented the ESC Guidelines on Sudden Cardiac Death, their implementation across Europe and the cost-effectiveness issues of ICDs.  
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Women and Cardiovascular Diseases: Are they different?

Life expectancy at birth is getting longer in all European countries and especially in Italy and Spain. The latest data published show a life expectancy of 78 years for men and 84 years for women in both these countries.
If we look at Europe, Italy, France and Spain had the lowest mortality rates in recent years although the first cause of death in Europe are Cardiovascular Diseases.
In data from the European Heart Network CVDs cause 43% of deaths in men and 56% in women.
For years the belief was that CVDs were more frequent in men than in women, but today the evidence shows a higher mortality in women than in men. The clinical profile for ischemic heart disease is slightly different in both sexes. Women are older, have more diabetes, hypertension and previous history of angina and heart failure.
To talk about CVDs in women, we must have a better understanding of where the problems lie and how we can face them.
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The role of the private practice cardiologist is essential in identifying cardiovascular diseases and in preventing their recurrence. With differences throughout Europe in educational systems and in resources, diagnostic methods and treatments can vary.This 1st European Meeting of Cardiology Practice presented the various approaches to cardiovascular diseases according to different educational and health systems.